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A Jeep called Tinker Toy
Started out as wrecked and Total loss TJ that I got minus axles and transfercase and a Tub that was all bend to heck.
Front 1979 Ford Dana 60 HP with Chevy outers, arb locker , 35 spline outer shafts and Ruffstuff diff cover.
Rear Chevy 14 bolt shaved 1 ", arb locker 5.38 gears and Ballistic diff cover, Ruffstuff pinion yoke skid.
2.4L engine, stock transmission
Steering gear from a 1997 TJ drilled and tapped for steering assist.
PCS powersteering pump and auxiliary steering ram.
Atlas 5:1, 2 speed transfercase
Thick wall tubing Tom Woods drive shafts with Spicer 1350 U joints
Trail ready beadlocks with 39.5 Pitbull tires
Warn 9000lbs winch with in cab control
Homemade aluminum flat belly engine and trans skid, nothing hangs below the frame rails.
Home made long arm/ midarm suspension, with the front lower arms Frenched into the frame rails.
Modified front frame rails, to make room for enough uptraver for the Dana 60
Suspension has all Currie Johnny joints arms are made of 2" DOM 1/4" wall thickness.
All brackets, links and truss are made by me nothing is store bought.
14" reservoir king coil overs all the way around.
Rear Currie Anti rock.
111" wheel base, 7" stretch in the front, 10" stretch in the rear.
Home made roll cage of my own design, my first tube bending project.
Home made Hiline tube fenders.
Home made, rockers and rear corners.
York on board air, with 5 gallon air tank and home made mounting bracket for compressor.
Ballistic Hi steerarms, with home made double sheer brackets and home made DOM thick wall steering linkage
Jeep took 11 months of all my free time and vacation time to built.
Has been completed for 7 weeks and in that time it has run the following Hammer trails without breakage,
Clawhammer, Chocolate Thunder, Jack Hammer, Jack Hammer North, Outer Limits, Sledge Hammer, Upper Sledge Hammer, Sun Bonnet, Turkey Claw, Wrecking Ball. No breakage at all on any of these runs, just some minor bugs to work out once I got home from the trail runs. So far this Jeep has far exceeded my expectations as to it's capabilities.